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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/1/2017

A good war-date Union woman's home front letter, 2pp. 4to., written by a certain "Abigail", Castine, Maine, Jan. 13, 1865, in part: "…the war is dreadful we know, but we cannot help it. I never wish to see peace till this rebellion is crushed and the states return to their allegiance and the sin of slavery be forever wiped away from our country…Edward was well when we last heard from him…I feel that he is doing his duty and would not have him out of the army if I could. I should be ashamed of him if he were not willing to be there…there is a matrimonial fever prevailing here. Most of the battery soldiers…have been married lately. They are young and have married girls of 15 & 16. Mr. John Rea's daughter but 16 married one of 18. She was a good scholar and her father intended she should go to school…but one Sunday morning she and the young soldier went to the house of the methodist minister and were married. Mrs. Thomas' daughter Mellissa was married the other day to a Clark who goes in the battery. She is about 16 or 17. There has been several such matches. The soldiers of the battery are to leave next week and leave their weeping brides behind. A new set is coming for the girls to chase after…Abigail." The original stamped transmittal cover is included. VG.
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War Is Dreadful But Was Necessary To Wipe The Sin of Slavery Away

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $121.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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